Category: Photography

Bluebell woods in Sussex

Best bluebells in West Sussex

This year we’ve seen some pretty impressive displays of bluebells. I’ve been told that the wet winter and spring has helped to produce lots of healthy plants, and that the lack of rain over the last few weeks has created the perfect finish. Bluebells aren’t very sturdy and the heavy showers that we normally get […]

Photo of Butlins Bognor Regis from the beach at Felpham

Another view of Butlins

Low tide at Felpham I sail at Felpham from time to time. One of the features of sailing this section of coast is the huge variation between high and low tides. At high water the beach is a steep shingle drop into the sea. After the tide turns, the sandy seabed is exposed and stretches […]

The view from Bepton Down towards Midhurst

Rother Valley

Fog in the valley I was working from home on the 28th December. Fog from the word go, it lingered all day – just a constant grey gloom. I live at the foot of The South Downs so I wrapped up warm and headed up the track towards Bepton Down. And what a view! It […]

Trees in the mist

Trees in the rain

If you’re viewing this photo in June or July then please try to remember just how miserable December can be. This may look like a wonderful ‘trees in the mist’ photo but it isn’t. This is a photograph of ‘trees in the rain’. Freezing, December rain. I cannot remember a day during December 2018 when it […]

Silver birch

Photographing Silver Birch

I’ve been trying to get some shots of Silver Birch for a while now. You tend to think of birch as nice, silvery trees, standing straight and tall in nice neat rows. You’ve probably seen them in ‘Visit Canada’ brochures. Or outside Tate Modern or in architectural garden centres. But out in the UK countryside […]

Oak Tree

The centre ground

And right of centre, but leaning slightly to the left… In these uncertain pre-Brexit times (this post is dated 21 November 2018 so if you’re reading this at a later date any irony may be lost!), I was amused by a pair of oak trees, one of them standing to the right of centre (yet leaning […]

Bolonia Beach Tarifa Sand Dune

Bolonia Dunas

(Dunas – that’s Spanish for Dune) Now here’s an odd sight from our recent trip to Spain… This single sand dune at Bolonia Beach near Tarifa is 600 feet wide and more than 100 feet high. It’s part of a series of Dunas (Spanish for dunes I guess…) that stretch west from Tarifa towards Cadiz […]

Trees in the mist Sussex

Down to the woods today

Clearing at Severals Woods I went down to the woods this morning on the way to work. And what a surprise. There’s a clearing deep in the woods where the the sun reaches the forest floor. Bracken has taken advantage of the light, and there’s a pool of yellow bracken that’s turning colour as the seasons […]

Tarifa Beach Kite Boarding and Kitesurfing in Spain

Kite surfing at Tarifa beach

Kite boarding at Playa de los Lances If you don’t know the beaches to the west of Tarifa let me explain. Known as Playa de Los Lances it’s a Mecca for kiteboarders and windsurfers, drawing surf dudes and dudettes from all over the world to its 7km long sandy beach. If you take a quick […]

View of Morocco from Spain across the Straits

Infinity pool

Looking at Morocco from Spain The view from our infinity pool in the hills above Tarifa looking out to Morocco… that’s Tangiers port to the right and in the very far distance you can just make out the Atlas Mountains. What a heavenly view! The coast of Andalucía has to be my favourite places. Just […]